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Philips - hue Tap Remote Switch - White

Model: 456699/473363SKU: 7863116

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 484 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, easy to program. No power needed ever

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    AFAYK
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    The switch needs no batteries or power. It generates the power by you pressing the buttons. Yes, this manner of sorcery is real. But you do notice that it takes a little effort to shove the buttons. If you are a big cromagnon kind of guy you probably shove buttons all the time so wont notice this. If you don't already have 'scenes' defined for your lights you'll need to do that first - even if a scene is to just turn the lights on to 100%. Its very easy to program using the phone app, and you can reprogram the scene at any time. Easy to use, sticks on the wall, and can be popped off as a remote, but you don't need that if you have an Amazon Echo and can just ask Alexa to turn on the lights...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost 5 stars...

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    Adam
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    Set up was pretty easy. A couple small complaints I had were: it would be nice if you set one of the buttons to turn a light on, you could press it again to turn it off. You have to use another button to program it to turn off, kind of lame. The other one is I have a bulb and the cabinet lights set into "Kitchen". When setting up the switch, I selected "kitchen" but it doesn't give me the option to pick a specific light to program, it just sets whatever setting I choose for all the lights. I had to take the cabinet lights out from my "kitchen" setting and give it a separate "room" before programming on the tap switch. Other than that, so far its been really great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as I'd hoped

    Posted
    Kevin

    I purchased mine in my local store. I was very excited to get it home and set it up. But sadly, after a while this stopped working. I have read other people's reviews on other websites, and a number of other have had the same issues as I've had with this device. The My Tap broke on my after about 2 and a half weeks of use. It worked one minute and then the next it was broken. I've taken it back to the store for an in store credit. The device is really new technology, so it's prone to issues. I'll wait for the next gen to come out. Hopefully it won't be so buggy. However, I DO LOVE my HUE LIGHTS!! LOVE EM! And I'll just continue to use my phone to change them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not really needed...

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    Alegab12
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    I thought that if I turned off the actual light switch for the light socket I had to re-pair the lights to the bridge. That wasn't the case. They pretty much reconnect immediately so there is no issue actually turning off the lights the conventional way once in a while. That made this purchase redundant to me so I returned it. If you wish to have yet another option in turning on and off your lights (other than wearables, tablets, computers, cellphones, Echo, actual light switch) then this might be useful to you. With that said, it is neat that you can actually remove the device from the base that goes taped to the wall, making it a portable, yet redundant, way to control your Hues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works very well

    Posted
    PastPCguy
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    I have my whole home set up with Hue lights. My wife wanted a simple switch for off or on and this fit the bill. We started with just a few lights and have expanded to almost the whole home including the outside lights (which work just fine even at +9 degrees.) I love the ability of the lights to set moods and even outside celebrations. The home can exhibit colors to match the seasons, Christmas, Halloween, St. Patricks, Fourth of July. We really have had fun with these lights. We have a updated router and never had a problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bad design choice, but better than nothing

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    TomSyntex
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    The Tap switch is built around an odd system where three smaller buttons are connected with a single large button. The end result is that hitting one of the smaller buttons (labeled 2, 3, or 4) has a reasonable probability of having the switch register that as a press on the large button (labeled 1). I bought two of these switches, and I noticed that one switch has this issue a lot more than the other (both have different "DC" model numbers on the back). Also to note is that the switch still requires a network connection to work, so you cannot use it on a Hue Go away from your home network after registering functions, for example.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for quick settings with hue

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    Dlbuller
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    When I bought hue lights I thought it was pretty awesome to be able to turn on and off and change the colors of my lights with the app. However, sometimes (most times) I didn't want to dig out my phone and start up the app. The app isn't terrible, it's just not quick enough to quick turn on a light and walk into a room. The tap fixes this and gives you some options for other colors. I gave this product a 4 mainly because of the "kinetic power" switch. It's really cool that it doesn't need batteries, but if you don't use the lights everyday, you're going to find yourself pressing the buttons multiple times. I also do really like that you can take the switch anywhere with you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can be flakey sometimes

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    Kerry
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    I want to love this thing and it is really cool, but every once in a while it just drops the connection to the hub and you have to go through the tedious process of reconnecting it. Also, the functionality out of the box is not worth anywhere near $60. To get the most out of it, you really need to download something like HueTaps for Android, which will allow you to cycle through multiple scenes with a single button, increasing the usefulness exponentially. Still, unless you can afford to go with something like one of the newer Harmony remotes that support the Hues, this really beats needing to get to a smartphone or ipad every time you want to turn your lights on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay, could be much better

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    Hitch
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    The first weird thing about this device is that you have to give each button a hard push until the whole thing clicks, so you’re pressing through two levels of pressure rather than giving it a “tap” as its name suggests. It’s also limited in its function in that it can only control scenes in one room. This is a big oversight - it should have the option to be used to set scenes in your entire house, so you could install one in the entrance and have everything turn on with one push.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but requires for more Hue equipment

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    Steve
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    The battery-less solution is very clever and works good. The biggest issue is that non-compatibility with other Z-Wave/ZigBee hubs than the Philips Hue bridge. If you try to make your home smarter and don't want to limit your use case to Philips Hue it'll urge you to run a seperate smart hub which I personally don't like. In fact, I only purchased this switch and the Hue bridge to allow changing the color of the Hue LED lightstrip without a smartphone. The rest works perfectly fine with SmartThings.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have

    Posted
    SleepGuy614
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    I have three of the taps with my lighting system. Having multiple people in the home, the tap makes it much easier to control and turn on and off the lights. It is limited with only 4 buttons, but it does what it's suppose to do. They have been adding more features to each button. For example, if you hit a button once, it will turn on the lights you have programed. If you hit the same button twice, you can set it to dim 50% or even to turn off the lights programmed to that button.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for switch replacement!

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    Riddick05
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    When I purchased my hue starter kit to replace the lights in my bedroom, using my phone got a bit mundane. I know we are in the era of using our phones to run every aspect of our lives, but sometimes I just need to flip a switch for my lights. The hue tap gives me that option. Not only can you just walk in and push it for light, but there are 4 buttons for different light scenes. It is absolutely perfect and uses no batteries. Using the kinetic energy from the push button switch itself, to send the information to the hue hub, so that it can turn your lights to whatever color scheme you set it to... Pure genius!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    RontooChimelon
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    I have hue lights all over my house, and they are all also hooked up to my google home. It's great for everything, except my daughter's bedroom. She's only 4, so doesn't have her own phone, but loves having hue lights that change color in her bedroom. So With this switch, I set up 4 different lighting profiles, and she can mash the buttons to her heart's content without having to yell at the google in the dining room from her room. just to turn off the lights. Great that it doesn't need batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a quality product

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    BenS
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    After spending hours trying to get the first one to work (myself and with Hue tech staff) I gave up and exchanged it for a new one. None of the buttons would activate. Second one synced up fine but still, one of the buttons does not work consistently. I have this mounted on a wall to serve as the main room lighting switch, and for that purpose it is ok I suppose. But the overall look and feel of this is really poor. Hoping Philips comes up with a more robust remote control unit that is battery powered. Until then there are no other options for remote control of a room outside of an app.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as useful as it could be

    Posted
    TomDavidson
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    So at the end of the day, it's four buttons that each do ONE thing -- keeping in mind that "off" and "on" are two different things. And while you can use their experimental "lab" software to code one button each as a toggle or progressive dimmer -- to dim a defined group of lights through a range (which baffling does not include "all the way off") or switch a group off and on -- you can only do this with one button each. So you can't currently have TWO buttons that each work as toggles. Honestly, the "no battery" gimmick here is just a gimmick, and the functionality isn't where I would have expected it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory to go with hue lights!

    Posted
    Albus
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    This is great to have in our bedroom. The three settings (4th one is for OFF) can be programmed to your liking and make controlling your hue lights faster and more convenient! I don't always have time to pull out my phone when I'll just be in the room for a short period of time. This gives the functionality of a light switch but with the neat perks of hue lights. Everyone using hue lights NEEDS this remote!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly like it but it's a little clunky

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    shonzie
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    I'm glad I picked this up because it is useful. The clicking of the buttons is a little clunky though. I mounted mine to the wall and if I don't press the 2,3, of 4 preset button perfectly, it registers as a click of the big 1 button. I seem to be getting the touch down because it's happening less frequently the longer I've had it. But I felt it was worth mentioning

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good accessory for Hue Lights

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    OBTAtl
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    Easy to install. I like the fact it doesn't require batteries. Simple to connect to the bridge. You can assign 3 different scene views to Tap. Only minor annoyance is that sometimes it requires two attempts to turn the lights on--as it doesn't respond on the first attempt occasionally. I use it to control Hue Color Flood lights in my kitchen. I have other Hue lights throughout the house--but the kitchen lights are the ones I use the most. Hue tap is a necessity to control lights that you frequently turn on/off--since using the app is not always convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tap works great, no batteries

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    diehllane
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    No batteries required! Zigbee Green means this will communicate with the Hub without the need of batteries. It takes a while to get used to having to fully push the button in. I have mine set up with button 1 (the big one) being an All-Off button. Button 2 is for my dining room. Button 3 is all 3 lights in the bathroom (lux lights), and button 4 does my bedroom. No issues. Just make sure you press hard enough and verify that nothing is stuck down or you'll have to re-add it through the app once it sits on for too long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for a doorway

    Posted
    Bruce
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    I was looking for a way to turn on our Philips hue Lux lights when walking in the front door. The other Philips switch would have meant three different switches for each of the nearby rooms. With the Tap, I was able to program the big button to turn on all lights and the other three scenes for the entryway and the adjacent room lights. The only problem with this device is I couldn't figure out how to make the scenes turn off. The option is either turn them on or turn them off. Still, I thought it was a good buy at the reduced price.

    I would recommend this to a friend